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Attack of the Drones Begins in Libya

Posted on Apr 21, 2011
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A Predator drone fires a Hellfire missile in this U.S. government photo.

On Thursday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates confirmed that President Obama has given the go-ahead for U.S. forces to send armed Predator drones to Libya. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney officially disapproves of Obama’s strategy vis-a-vis the Libyan conflict.


The first Predator mission since Obama’s go-ahead was flown Thursday but the aircraft — armed with Hellfire missiles — turned back early due to poor weather conditions, Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a news conference with Gates.

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By Lafayette, April 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm Link to this comment

by April 4 American taxpayers had already shelled out an estimated $608 million dollars to pay for the intervention in Libya.

Finally ... some money well spent out of the DoD-budget.

Will wonders never cease?

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By Robert, April 22, 2011 at 10:57 am Link to this comment

Kissinger Calls For US Ground Invasion Of Libya 

Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, April 22, 2011

Despite the fact that the United States is embroiled in three major conflicts and can barely service its own gigantic debt, with Standard and Poor this week indicating the US will soon lose its triple-A credit rating, top globalist and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger recently told fellow elitists at three different globalist confabs that the US needs to launch a ground invasion of Libya and keep the war running for at least another year.

According to veteran Bilderberg journalist Jim Tucker, whose sources have proven routinely accurate in leaking discussion topics shared by globalists at their regular meetings, Kissinger gave almost the exact same speech at three different conferences over the past two weeks, firstly during an April 8-10 get-together at the George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs, then at an Aspen Institute session on “Values and Diplomacy” at the National Cathedral, and finally during the Bretton Woods II conference in New Hampshire.

“Kissinger, visibly depressed, gave a rationale for the war on Libya that the TC (Trilateral Commission) and its brother group, Bilderberg, want to keep rolling, according to an inside source who has proved reliable for years. Both groups want the war extended through 2012 to generate turmoil throughout the Middle East and pressure the United States into attacking Iran on behalf of Israel. Which would also produce huge war profits,” writes Tucker.

With President Obama keen to oversee more “mission creep” in Libya, by sending unmanned drones to intensify the air bombardment, Kissinger made it clear that the ultimate intention was to do what Obama specifically promised would never happen, a US ground invasion.

Entering the 10th year of the occupation of Afghanistan, and with US forces still tied down in Iraq, by April 4 American taxpayers had already shelled out an estimated $608 million dollars to pay for the intervention in Libya.”


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By Blackspeare, April 22, 2011 at 10:41 am Link to this comment

What took them so long.  The answer was there all along.  An army of drones in lieu of ground troops——couldn’t neater.  Crank-up that X-Box!  I still have two weeks for my prediction to come to fruition——Qaddafi and family gone by the middle of May.

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By PatrickHenry, April 22, 2011 at 6:24 am Link to this comment

Now that they’ve outsourced pilots in the military whats next, soldiers?

Say, wasn’t there a couple of movies about this?

I remember they didn’t end well for the humans.

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By berniem, April 21, 2011 at 7:20 pm Link to this comment

Gee Mitt! You mean that your OK with Obama being a war criminal and all just like Bush was and that you’re only pissed ‘cause he didn’t ask “Mother may I?” to all of you reactionary imperialists in, or running for, office? The only thing that I can equate you, particularly, with when trying to envision you as POTUS is a Ken doll mindlessly grinning from inside of a Barbie-sized white house. You’re really nothing more than an opportunist looking at the presidency as just another corporate position from which you can finagle personal gains,just like you did when you played fast and loose on Planet Wall St.

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